Press Releases

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Jul
PASADENA, Calif. (July 28, 2015) – Free tours of Tournament House, the operating headquarters for the Tournament of Roses® Association, which oversees the annual Rose Parade® and the Rose Bowl Game®, will conclude for the year at the end of August. The last tours of 2015 will be offered, at no cost, through the month of August with the last tours scheduled on August 27 at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Reservations are not required except for groups of 15 or more.Located at 391 S. Orange Grove Blvd., the... Read More
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May
PASADENA, Calif. (May 19, 2015) – The Tournament of Roses Foundation is pleased to announce the 2015 grant awards totaling $200,000 presented to 42 civic, educational and cultural organizations in the San Gabriel Valley.  Ten of the 42 organizations funded are first-time grant recipients.  These organizations are: About Productions, American Composers Forum of Los Angeles, Jericho Road Pasadena, Life Skills FORE Pasadena Youth, Inc., Mark Keppel High School Drama Boosters, Marshall... Read More
12
Feb
PASADENA, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2015) – Pasadena Tournament of Roses® 2016 President Mike Matthiessen today announced 18 of the 20 marching bands that will participate in the 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Find Your Adventure.” The bands hail from across the United States as well as from Guatemala, Japan and Mexico. The two bands not yet announced will be from the universities competing in the 102nd Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual. They will be added to the lineup... Read More
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Jan
PASADENA, Calif. (Jan. 27, 2015) -- The National Park Service and the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® today announced a collaboration between the two organizations, in honor of the National Park Service’s Centennial in 2016.“We are delighted to form this historic partnership that will bring about a great level of visibility to the National Park Service on the first day of our centennial year,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “Our relationship is a tribute to our mutual... Read More
22
Jan
PASADENA, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2015) – Tournament House, the operating headquarters of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®, which oversees the annual Rose Parade® and Rose Bowl Game®, will re-open for weekly public tours on Feb. 5. Tours will be offered, at no cost, each Thursday at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. through Aug. 27. Reservations are not required except for groups of 10 or more people.Located at 391 S. Orange Grove Blvd., the mansion was once the home of chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. and... Read More
16
Jan
PASADENA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2014) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Board of Directors confirmed Mike Matthiessen as president for the 2015-2016 Tournament year in a ceremony tonight. Matthiessen will provide leadership for the 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda and the 102nd Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual on Friday, January 1, 2016.Matthiessen announced “Find Your Adventure” as the theme for the 127th Rose Parade. “This theme has grown out of a unique relationship between... Read More
16
Jan
PASADENA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2015) – This evening, the Tournament of Roses 2016 President Mike Matthiessen announced the leadership and organizational structure for the 2015-2016 Tournament of Roses. Alex P. Aghajanian, a Tournament volunteer since 1989, was elected to the Executive Committee and will serve as the association’s president in 2023. He will provide leadership for the 134th Rose Parade® and the 109th Rose Bowl Game® on January 2, 2023. Aghajanian was appointed a Tournament of... Read More
01
Jan
Check our Trophies and Awards page for photos of our float winners. AWARDSDESCRIPTIONPARTICIPANTTHEMEBUILDER#THEMEExcellence In Presenting Parade ThemeCity of TorranceLouis Zamperini - A Race Well RunFiesta Parade Floats15TOURNAMENT VOLUNTEERS'Best Floral Design of Parade Theme For Floats Under 35'Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Rose FloatAlways RememberPhoenix Decorating18SWEEPSTAKESMost Beautiful Entry in Parade With Outstanding Floral Presentation & DesignDole Packaged FoodsRhythm of Hawai'... Read More
16
Dec
PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 15, 2014 -- The Tournament of Roses and Magisto, the cloud-based mobile video platform, today announced a collaboration that enables consumers to create their own video content using personal photos on their devices. They also have a chance to be selected to win tickets and VIP hospitality to the 2016 Rose Parade® presented by Honda and Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual. This partnership lets fans tell their own stories from 2014 and share how they intend... Read More
07
Dec
PASADENA, Calif. – The No. 2 CFP-ranked Oregon Ducks, champions of the Pac-12 Conference, and the No. 3 CFP-ranked Florida State Seminoles, champions of the ACC Conference, have earned berths to play in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at 1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET), Thursday, January 1, 2015, at the Rose Bowl Stadium.“The Tournament of Roses is pleased to host Oregon and Florida State at this year’s Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl... Read More

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